Joaquin Phoenix Did Not Produce Pusha T’s “King Push”

Despite what Pusha T himself told Vibe earlier this summer, Joaquin Phoenix did not actually produce a track on Pusha T’s new album My Name Is My Name. The song, “King Push,” opens the album, and was reportedly produced by Phoenix and Kanye West. Not the case, according to a statement Phoenix gave to XXL.

“While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can’t take any credit,” he said. ”A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye’s camp.”

In August, Pusha told Vibe that he submitted the album to label boss Kanye West this June, who then slid a few additional beats his way. “One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it’s probably gonna be…I want it to be the intro to my album,” he said at the time.

So to clarify, apparently something had been mistaken along the way, and Phoenix’s role was to introduce his friend’s son’s music to Kanye West and his people, who then in turn passed it along to Push. My Name Is My Name is set to drop officially on October 8.

Previously: Pusha T Invites Fans To Compare His New Album To Drake
Pusha T Premieres The First Episode Of ‘MNIMN’ Testimonials

  • luckyP

    so let the world know who in the fuck produced the record. this article is confusing as fuck

    • Josh Huckstep

      I second that.

      • Peso

        lmao…man I’m thinking the same damn thing before I even saw any comments on this post

        • Jmizzle

          Oprah Winfrey actually produced it.

          • Peso

            sh*t I produced it if we just gone throw names out there lol

  • johnwagoner

    this was obviously produced by obamacare…. I am sure it will have a bunch of positive messages and motivational lessons for urban youth.